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Easy Lotus Card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

April 13, 2014

Hi, it’s Kelly Booth here to show you a simple and fun way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-offs and Shimmer Sheetz along with one of the new embossing folders for a Simple A2 card. I love the outline Peel-offs. They are so much fun to watercolor! I was inspired to make this card after coloring the beautiful Lotus Flower.

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Instructions

  1. Place one lotus flower and one bud on watercolor paper.
  2. Color with water-based markers. Use a water brush for blending the colors. (Option: Use watercolor pencils if you prefer)
  3. Fussy cut around the flowers.
  4. Cut white cardstock to 11” x 4.25” and fold in half to make an A2 top-fold card base. For the background cut a piece of Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz 3.75” x 5”.
  5. Emboss Shimmer Sheetz with pattern shown (Trendy Tiles 2) or any allover repeat pattern. With a sanding block, lightly sand to reveal the silver core and create a 2-tone effect. Wipe with damp paper towel to remove the “dust”.
  6. Using the largest oval die and stitched line insert from the Accordion Oval Card set, die cut and emboss an oval from White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.
  7. Assemble card: Using double-sided adhesive sheet, adhere embossed Shimmer Sheetz to the card base. Using foam tape to add dimension, adhere the oval.
  8. Using more foam tape, adhere the flower and bud as shown in photo (stem of bud tucked behind the leaf).
  9. Die cut Thank You from cardstock covered with foil tape and adhere at bottom right. Add extra sparkle with Glitter Borders Peel-offs around the Shimmer Sheetz rectangle.

Have you tried the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Peel-offs, Watercolor Paper and Shimmer Sheetz together? A perfect match – I’m so pleased with the results!

Hope you have a great day,

Kelly

Supplies used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

2515 Lotus Flowers Peel-Off sticker

7010 Glitter Borders in Transparent Silver Peel-Off sticker

772 Accordion Oval card die

723 Thank You die

KB103 Trendy Tiles 2 Embossing Folder

SS0126 Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

SS0102 White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

WP902 Watercolor Paper

502 Double-sided Adhesive Sheets

Other – White cardstock, Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Big Shot, watercolor brush, foil tape, sanding block, scissors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Cindy Kight June 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’m new to this site and I wanted to tell you this lotus card is beautiful. You used Tombow markers? Do you recall what colors? Thanks.

    • Reply kellyboothKelly Booth June 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Hi Cindy, I now try and list the colors but on that one I did not. I believe it was Purple/Blue 606 and Blue 476 for the flower and leaves were 098 and 177. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Barbara Houston April 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Gorgeous Card! I love the color of the lotus. Thanks for sharing this card.

  • Reply Jenny April 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Love your card Karen, the Lotus Lily is beautiful as is the Shimmer Sheetz. TFS

  • Reply Jean Mann April 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    The card is stunning! It gives me ideas of new ways to use your products. Thank you.

    • Reply kellybooth April 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      So glad you were Inspired 🙂 Thank You…..

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 13, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Such a beautiful card Kelly, love the colors

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Frances 🙂

  • Reply Judith Knoche April 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    So simple, so beautiful

  • Reply Jacqueline Smith April 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Really beautiful card Kelly! Love the colors so elegant!

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline 🙂

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 April 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Such a beautiful card. tfs

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you…. 🙂

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Love your card Kelly, the sanded Shimmer Sheetz really set the Lotus Flower off.

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

      thank You Raquel 🙂

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

    So regal and lovely, Kelly. Love it!
    Cheers
    Karen

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Thank You Karen 🙂

  • Reply Els van de Burgt April 13, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful card Kelly, totally my style. Love it!

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Yes it is… Thank You Els 🙂

  • Reply PA April 13, 2014 at 9:54 am

    By chance…did you mean cut 11.5 x 4.25 cardstock to make top fold A2 card? Trendy Tiles 2 EF with sanded Amethyst Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz is pretty. Wish I saw this last to make a card for yesterday’s party for friend who loves Lotus and Ladybugs. 🙂

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 10:01 am

      I changed it….Thank you so much for noticing and your comment. 🙂

    • Reply sandyhalliburton April 13, 2014 at 11:24 am

      FYI….actually, the dimensions for a top fold A2 card is 4 1/4′ x 11”, not 11 1/2″.

      • Reply Joset van de Burgt April 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Hello Sandy,

        My name is Joset and I take care of some of the corrections on the blog. This was an error on my part. We appreciate your accuracy.

        Best Regards,
        Joset van de Burgt

  • Reply Judi Kauffman April 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

    The color combination on your card is so rich and elegant. And it is well-named: EASY! The little details – like sanding the Shimmer Sheetz and adding the sparkly border – really make it special, Kelly.

    • Reply Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Thank You Judi 🙂

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